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One of the most important components of therapy is the connection you have with your therapist. To that end, let me share a little about myself so you can get an idea if we will make a good team.

My therapeutic work is influenced by my identity as a Japanese-and-Chinese-American, my role as an adoptive parent, and my value of social justice work. I am an introvert navigating an extroverted society and value authenticity in my interactions with others.

My past work experiences providing therapy with the LGBTQ community, human-trafficking survivors, and those with a substance use disorder strongly inform my work as a therapist.

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You are the expert on you. Together we will work as a team to reach your goal(s).

My approach is collaborative, culturally responsive, and deeply informed by your unique identity.

My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to process, explore, and ultimately, to facilitate meaningful growth. Life is a journey with ups and downs and my role is to support you during the lows in order to get you back to where you need to be.

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I practice as an integrative therapist meaning I piece together various components of different counseling theories to best suit you. Below is a summary of how I typically approach therapy:


  • Clients are experts on themselves

  • Focus on existing strengths and resources

  • Short-term therapy – treatment lasts for months, not years


  • Connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors

  • Clients learn to recognize negative patterns of thought

  • Develop and utilize healthy coping skills

I may also integrate other therapeutic modalities as needed. We can discuss during an initial consultation if you require further information.

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California State University, Fullerton
M.S. in Counseling

University of California, Berkeley
B.A. in Mass Communications

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #122236
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #11594

* You can verify my licenses with the state of CA here. Please use my full name "Nicole Lynn Nishimura" to verify records. 

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